For Immediate Release
July 14, 2017
On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 7:00pm the Faribault County Fair board of directors held their monthly meeting on the fairgrounds outside just east of the Hall of Arts building due to heat.
At the meeting mail correspondence was read to the entire board of directors from Cody Rides stating that the company would not be supplying rides and games to the Faribault County Fair July 26-29, or any future dates.
This letter came to the board of directors after several attempts to contact the company via phone to inquire about advance sale tickets that had not been shipped to the fair for sale before the fair in July.
Gathered information has uncovered that Cody Rides has backed out of all other future fairs this summer as well.
The Faribault County Fair board of directors was shocked to receive this information of the cancellation.
The board of directors is currently seeking out other options for the Faribault County Fair midway entertainment, and hopefully will be able to replace the carnival with only eleven days until the fair.
At this time the board of directors hopes that support for the fair will continue, and that there are still many other activities, contests, and sights to see and do at the fair this year despite the setback of the carnival.
The board of directors hopes to be able to give an update on the midway situation later next week.
-Faribault County Fair Board of Directors
The Faribault County Fair Board of Directors convenes monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm unless otherwise noted. During the warm months the meetings are held in the Veterans Memorial Building on the fairgrounds. Cold weather months meetings are held in the Ag Center in Blue Earth. These are open and public meetings.